Departmental News


  • New Publication by Professor Tony Kaes

    March 25, 2021

    Professor Tony Kaes released a new foreword to the second edition of his book, (2000), for the Film Classics Series of the British Film Institute (BFI). The new foreword addresses how the past two decades have revealed the film's shocking prescience and prophetic insights into today’s crises of democracy.

  • Department Hosts 29th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference on “Traveling Forms”

    March 2, 2021

    Organized by graduate students Andrew Blough and Jonas Teupert, the 29th annual interdisciplinary German Studies conference took place February 19-20. Held online, the conference brought together scholars from Germany, the US, and beyond, to consider the circulation of cultural and medial forms on a global scale.

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  • New Article By Professor Deniz Göktürk

    January 25, 2021

    Professor Deniz Göktürk published a new article, “Intermedial Solidarity: Drawing Inspiration from the 1970s”, in Monatshefte. Her essay reframes the epic poems of Aras Ören in the context of a multimedia aesthetic project combining poetry, dramatic acting, and documentary to conceive the city as a dynamic site of migration, contact, and change. 

  • New Publication by Professor Lilla Balint

    November 25, 2020

    Professor Lilla Balint published a new article, "Rhythm, Form, Critique: Kathrin Röggla's wir schlafen nicht (2004)" in The German Quarterly. The article explores narrative motion in Röggla's experimental documentary novel and the (im)possibility of narrative action under conditions of stasis.

  • Professor Niklaus Largier Gives 2020 Cassirer Lecture (Yale)

    November 13, 2020

    On November 13, Professor Niklaus Largier gave the annual Cassirer Lecture at Yale. His talk, "Forms of Perception, Figures of Production: Cassirer, Warburg, Auerbach," was sponsored by the Yale departments of Comparative Literature and Germanic Languages and Literatures. 

  • Graduate Student, Jonas Teupert Receives Teaching Effectiveness Award

    July 29, 2020

    Graduate student Jonas Teupert received UC Berkeley's Teaching Effectiveness Award for his essay 'Collaborative Learning in Times of Remote Instruction.' The award recognizes a small number of outstanding GSIs who have identified a particular teaching problem or issue in their own classes and have developed, implemented, and assessed an appropriate and effective response to the problem or issue.      Congratulations Jonas!

  • Graduate Students Win 2020 Outstanding GSI Award

    April 8, 2020

    Graduate students Adam Nunes, Kumars Salehi, and Jonas Teupert have received the  2020 of the Outstanding GSI Award. Each year the Graduate Division honors GSIs each year for their outstanding work in teaching. Adam, Kumars, and Jonas have shown dedication, skill and creativity in their teaching.   Congratulations Adam, Kumars, and Jonas!               Adam Nunes

  • UC Berkeley’s 28th Annual German Department Graduate Conference, “Schul(d)en: Guilt, Debt, Education,” was organized by graduate students Andrew Blough, Vera Feinberg, Sarah Harris, and Adam Nunes

    February 23, 2020

  • Graduate Student, Jon Cho-Polizzi, presented his work at “Migration in a Global World” the DAAD International South School at CEDA in Porto Alegre, Brazil

    February 18, 2020

  • Graduate student, Jonas Teupert, presented his paper “Improvising ‘Kanak Sprak:’ Feridun Zaimoglu’s Community of Dissonant Voices” at 2019 German Studies Association annual conference

    February 15, 2020